• 1 of 6 Best Extentionist 2022
  • 2 of 6 Best Researcher Main 2022
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  • 4 of 6 Best Faculty Bangued 2022
  • 5 of 6 Best Researcher Bangued 2022
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The pursuit of excellence in higher education is an endeavor that requires unwavering dedication and constant self-assessment. From September 25 to September 29, 2023, Abra State Institute of Sciences and Technology (ASIST) took a significant step in this journey, as it subjected nine of its academic programs to rigorous evaluation by the Accrediting Agency of Chartered Colleges and Universities in the Philippines (AACCUP). The results of this accreditation visit serve as a testament to ASIST's commitment to providing high-quality education to its students.

 AACCUP is a renowned accrediting agency that ensures the compliance of educational institutions with established standards of quality. The accreditation process assesses multiple aspects of academic programs, including curriculum, faculty qualifications, research, extension services, support systems, and more.

 The nine academic programs evaluated by AACCUP span a wide range of disciplines, reflecting the diverse educational offerings at ASIST:

Bangued Campus:

  • Bachelor of Secondary Education (BSED) - 3rd Survey Phase 2
  • Bachelor of Arts in English Language (ABEL) - 1st Survey
  • Bachelor of Early childhood Education (BECED) - 1st Survey
  • Bachelor in Technology and Livelihood Education (BTLED) - 1st Survey
  • Bachelor of Technical Vocational Teacher Education (BTVTED) - 1st Survey

Lagangilang Campus:

  • Bachelor in Agricultural Technology (BAT) - 4th Survey Phase 2
  • Bachelor of Early childhood Education (BECED) - 1st Survey
  • Bachelor of Physical Education (BPE) - 1st Survey
  • Bachelor in Technology and Livelihood Education(BTLED) - 1st Survey

The accreditation visit brought together a team of experienced evaluators from AACCUP, who virtually met with faculty, staff, students, and administrative personnel. These interactions provided an opportunity for the accreditation team to gain a comprehensive understanding of ASIST's operations and to engage with various stakeholders. Through interviews, document reviews, and classroom visits, the evaluation team scrutinized every aspect of the programs under review. Source: QA Office


In the accreditation process, the ASIST president; Dr. Gregorio T. Turqueza Jr. and the Vice President for Academic Affairs; Dr. Noel B. Begnalen played a crucial and supportive role. They provided leadership, guidance, and encouragement throughout the process, helping to ensure its success. Their involvement and support demonstrated their commitment to the accreditation goals and objectives, contributing to a smoother and more effective accreditation experience.

Dedicated faculty members of College of Agriculture, Forestry and Cooperative (CAFC), the faculty members of College of Teacher Education and Home Technology (CTEHT)-Lagangilang Campus and College of Teacher Education-Bangued campus were actively participated in the online accreditation process. Their commitment and active engagement were instrumental in ensuring the process's success. They worked diligently to meet accreditation standards and contribute to the institution's overall improvement, showcasing their strong dedication to educational excellence.